Skip to comments.Swedish right and left neck-and-neck as anti-immigration party gains
Posted on 09/09/2018 12:53:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
In Sweden, the influx of 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015 - the most in Europe in relation to the countrys population of 10 million - has polarized voters and fractured the political consensus.
The ruling center-left Social Democrats and Greens and their Left Party parliamentary allies were seen winning 39.4 percent of the vote, while the opposition center-right Alliance were seen at 39.6 percent.
I think we are going to top 20 percent and maybe a bit more than that, so I am still hopeful it can go up even more than we see now, Sweden Democrat party secretary Richard Jomshof said on the sidelines of an election rally in central Stockholm.
We want to be a part of a government.
A partial tally of the vote by the Election Authority is due between 2000 and 2100 GMT, and in the past elections, exit polls have underestimated the final result for the nationalists.
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Sweden Democrats deprived Social Democrats of their majority.
Its gonna be a Social Democratic minority government or a grand coalition of the Left and the establishment right.
It’s the so-called “news” media talking points
The Left Party are former Conmunists like die Linke in Germany.
Underestimated the results of the nationalists? Shocking.
I support the Expel The Hordes Of Homicidal Savages party.
I’m afraid expelling them won’t even be a viable option for all that much longer. Drastic circumstances call for especially drastic measures, and I feel it’s about time the swedes set up some massive refugee camps that they can herd all the economic ‘migrant’ parasites already within their borders into. Then they need to starting treat all the savage hordes trying to barge their way in like an invasion that must be dealt with using military force. That would be a good start.
If not this election then the next.
Lot of Swedes are beyond fed up with having their women raped and cut up by these animals their left foisted on them.
There Will be a reckoning.
In other words, the right has won by a wide margin but won’t govern because the “center-right” would rather team up with the left than the actual right.
The center-right “Alliance” includes the “Centre Party,” which isn’t really center-right. If we take the Centre Party out of the equation, the other members of The Alliance (the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals—all three are true center-right despite their names) appear to have won (with 6,002 out of 6,004 precincts reporting, so these numbers are pretty much final) a combined 112 seats. Even if those three center-right parties agreed to caucus with the (right-wing, Euroskeptic) Swedien Democrats, the Sweden Democrats appear to have won only 62 seats, so the combined center-right/right seat count would be 174, one seat short of a majority. And since the three center-right parties have said that they would not form a government with the Sweden Democrats, this is all an academic exercise anyways.
The likeliest scenario would be a minority government led by the center-left Social Democrats, in coalition withbthe Green Party and the Left Party, with the Centre Party agreeing to lend them their 31 votes to get to the magic 175 but officially staying in the opposition.
Yikes! Jumpin' Jim Jeffords has been reincarnated as a swede!
Update: With all votes counted, it appears that the Sweden Democrats won 63, not 62, seats, with the Centre Party (which is a member of the right-of-center “Alliance” but which is not really right-of-center) winning 30 instead of 31 seats.
That means that, if the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals (i.e., the three true right-of-center members of the Alliance) agree to form a government with the Sweden Democrats, they would combine to have 175 seats, which is exactly the number needed for a bare majority. Of course, while the Sweden Democrats have stated that they would support an Alliance government in return for certain concessions, the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals all vowed during the campaign that they would not govern in a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so such result would be unlikely.
But the switch of one projected seat from the Centre Party to the Sweden Democrats does ensure one thing: If the “Red-Green” left-of-center coalition is to form the government, support from the Centre Party legislators would be insufficient to obtain a majority of 175, and they would need the support of at least one member of a right-of-center party. Who knows, maybe they’ll need to call a new election.
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